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UPDATE: Man charged with murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, Terry Blanchette

The RCMP has laid First Degree murder charges on Derek James Saretzky, 22, who was taken into police custody on Tuesday.

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Vernon Vipers centre Hunter Zandee takes on Vernon product Harlan Orr of the Trail Smoke Eaters for puck possession off a face-off during the BCHL regular-season opener for both teams Friday at Kal Tire Place. The Smokies spoiled the party

Smokies spoil Vipers’ home opener

Vernon product Harlan Orr scores midway through third period to give the Trail Smoke Eaters a 5-3 win over the Vernon Vipers.

Vernon Vipers centre Hunter Zandee takes on Vernon product Harlan Orr of the Trail Smoke Eaters for puck possession off a face-off during the BCHL regular-season opener for both teams Friday at Kal Tire Place. The Smokies spoiled the party

Smoke Eaters host charity softball game

The Trail Smoke Eaters will break out the bats and balls for its Booster Club’s annual Charity Softball Game on Wednesday

Smokies and Saints vie for Columbia River Cup

The Trail Smoke Eaters will face their final test before the start of the BCHL regular season when they take on the Selkirk College Saints.

Officiating: Gawryletz signs with NHL

Trail native Brandon Gawryletz is making the jump to the NHL as one of four new officials for the 2015-16 season.

Bocce tourney set to go

The Italico Senior Men’s Bocce Tournament will throw its first boccini on Sept. 13 at the Trail Bocce Facility in the Gulch.

RCMP warn of Canada Revenue phone scam in Salmo area

Fraudulent phone calls and messages attempt to scare unsuspecting targets into giving money to scam artists.

Konkin twice golden at Apple

Trail triathlete Jackson Konkin picked up a pair of victories at the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon in Kelowna last weekend.

Golf: Rossland golfer runner-up at B.C.s

Ten-year-old Xander Bankes finished second at the B.C. Novice Golf championship.

Police searching for driver who fled on foot after driving through two spike belts

Police are requesting a warrant of arrest for the 22-year-old male driver who is still at large.

Baseball: Kamloops wins bronze at Nationals

The Kamloops Sun Devils captured bronze at Baseball Canada’s 2015 Canadian Senior Men’s National Championship

Flyers bring former Smoke Eater on board

The Philadelphia Flyers have named Trail native and former Smoke Eater Brady Robinson as their goaltending development coach.

Champion Lakes golf: Junior golfer takes Men’s Club title

Fruitvale native Aiden Browell shot lights out at Champion Lakes Golf Course last weekend to capture the Men’s Club Championship.

Baseball Canada: Matteucci leads Team BC to bronze medal

Fruitvale’s Ella Matteucci led the Team BC women’s baseball team to a bronze medal finish at the Canadian Baseball championship.

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

Canadian Men’s Amateur: Kimberley golfer, du Toit, misses cut

Kimberley native Jared du Toit failed to make the cut at the 2015 Canadian Men’s Amateur Golf Championship.

Juliana Zhou and the rest of the Trail Stingrays raced to great results in the pool at the Regional Swim Meet in Castlegar on the weekend.

Stingrays relay teams run wild at Regional swim meet

The Trail Stingrays Swim Club made a splash at the Regional Swim Meet in Castlegar on the weekend.

Juliana Zhou and the rest of the Trail Stingrays raced to great results in the pool at the Regional Swim Meet in Castlegar on the weekend.
These kayaks have gone missing from Salmo. Police are asking for your help in finding them.

Kayaks stolen in Salmo

Salmo RCMP say two nine-foot Dagger-brand kayaks were reported stolen this morning from the top of a van parked on Airport Road.

These kayaks have gone missing from Salmo. Police are asking for your help in finding them.
No byelection needed in Salmo

No byelection needed in Salmo

Salmo won’t need a byelection to fill vacancies on village council after only two candidates put their names forward.

No byelection needed in Salmo

Former Trail tennis whiz helps Canada to semifinals

Luka Vukovic, 14, helped take Canada's Junior Tennis team to the semifinals in Prostejov, Czech Republic.